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27 July 2015

Dining Like a Habsburg in Vienna

Our Vienna annotated meal experience, Tasting Tradition, delves into both the classic and lesser-known dishes in the company of a passionate and knowledgeable food anthropologist. Here are some of our favorites to whet your appetite.


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1 May 2015

Ringtrasse: Vienna’s Promenade of Palaces

May 1 is the 150th anniversary of Vienna’s Ringstrasse. Join us on a fascinating journey through its history.


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Museums of Natural History and Art History

22 April 2015

Beers & Wines of Central Europe

We look at the best beers and wines of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna with our experts.


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Pilsner Urquell at Cafe Savoy

2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Barcelona - Palau de la Música

7 December 2014

Insider Guide: Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Our local experts offer the inside story of Central Europe’s best Christmas Markets.


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Courtesy Wien Info

16 October 2014

Practical Facts: Traveling Central Europe by Train

Quick, easy, and well-connected, train travel through Central Europe is one of the best ways to move from city to city.


Natalie Holmes  |  1 Comment

22 April 2014

Vienna’s Unofficial Mascot: Dürer’s ‘Young Hare’

Vienna docent and art historian Lisa Regan, reports on the Albertina’s new exhibition, which has one of Dürer’s iconic images on display through June 29th.


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Albertina, via Wiki Commons

30 January 2014

How to Visit Schönbrunn Palace with Kids

Schönbrunn Palace is Vienna’s most visited tourist attraction. We show you how to make it work with your kids!


Natalie Holmes  |  1 Comment

13 December 2013

Where does Santa come from? St. Nicholas in Central Europe

Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe


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Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…


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30 November 2013

Music in Vienna

We interview Vienna docent Gilles Gubelmann to discover what makes this musical city special.


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13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.


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Parisian cafe

6 February 2013

In Focus: Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel

Learn more about one of our favorite paintings in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.


Jessica Stewart  |  2 Comments

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1 February 2013

First Friday: Kunstkammer, Vienna’s Grand Re-Opening

While we wait for Vienna’s Kunstkammer to re-open, Barbara Karl gives us a preview of what we can expect.


Jessica Stewart  |  2 Comments

Salt Cellar by Benvenuto Cellini

29 November 2012

December Discount in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest

In celebration of the holidays, Context is gifting a 15% discount on private walks booking in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest during the month of December for travel in 2013.


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belvedere, vienna, austria

24 September 2012

Vienna’s Winter Festivities

From Christmas Markets to ice rinks, museums to comfort food, there are so many reasons to visit Vienna this winter.


Lisa Regan  |  3 Comments

Gustav Klimt